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Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Bookworm Buzz

John Grisham's novels for young adults read just like his novels for adults, they are page turners! I just finished the latest Theodore Boone novel, The Abduction. It was suspenseful and had some very interesting characters. It was great to see Ike, Theo's uncle, in this latest installment. I am a reader who enjoys following characters over time through a series of novels. I like how the stories connect. Do you? Leave a comment and let me know.

Read on, readers!


Mrs. W

Monday, June 27, 2011

Bookworm Buzz

Dear Reader,
I just finished big Nate Out Loud by Lincoln Pierce. I loved it! I was laughing out loud! I love Nate, but I love Mrs Godfrey just as much, she reminds me a little bit of me. Talk about making a connection to a character! This collection of comics is all about summer vacation and getting back to school in the fall. If you like big Nate, check out my new gadget which is the daily big Nate comic by Lincoln Pierce. I have started the new Theodore Boone novel, The Abduction, by John Grisham. So far so good, I'll let you know when I am done! Click on the Theodore Boone hyperlink, it will take you to a very cool website! What are you reading? Post a comment and let me know!
Read on readers!
Mrs. W

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

A Big Bite

What an incredible school year! The children have grown and learned so much, they should be very proud of themselves. Our final book count for the year was 1084 books! Well done! Everyone read over 40 books each! Have a great summer and check the blog every now and then for book updates, author alerts and other interesting tidbits!

Sunday, June 19, 2011

A Big Bite

Mr. Chaudhury came in to speak to all of the 4th graders about his immigration experience to the United States. It was fascinating! Mrs. Chaudhury also talked about her immigration experience. We are so lucky to have such a wonderfully diverse JFK family!

The students received awards in PE this week. Some students earned a National badge and Brenna earned a Presidential Badge. Great job everyone!

Only three days left! Can you believe it? I can't! The final book count of the year will be published this week; I think you will be SURPRISED at the number of books we have read as a class. I am very proud of EVERYONE!

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Juicy Nibble

Pictures from Sports Day and Light your way. What a week!

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

A Big Bite

What a great coffeehouse! The original poetry recited by the children, their art work on the wall, and the open mic were all the ingredients of a great presentation
and wonderful memories. Thanks to everyone who participated and thanks to all of you for the delicious reception afterword. Egyptian Mummy masks

Fall Leaves

Sumi-e paintings and haiku

Mexican Tile Art

Black and White Collages

Watercolors on primed paper bags, inspired by poet, Douglas Florian.

Enjoying the snacks, and yes, everyone has their fork in that bowl!

Mrs. Doggett made Ralph Waldo Emerson's words sound so beautiful. Success!

Mrs. Harrison recited Joyce Kilmer's poem, "Trees"-twice! She read it again in Mrs. Merten's room.

Congratulations to Mrs. Chaudhury for reciting her Emily Dickinson poem. This was the first time she read a poem in the United States, in English! Way to go, you did an awesome job!

Click here to see a Youtube video of Mrs. Williams reciting her original poetry.

Click here to see Ms. Liz teach the Poetry Bus!